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Young U.S. team puts Europe in its biggest hole at Ryder Cup

Sep. 24, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Americans haven't opened with a lead this large in the Ryder Cup since Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino were playing, and before Tiger Woods was even born. That didn't seem to be big enough to satisfy U.S. captain Steve Stricker. ...

Europe takes a tumble, faces historic deficit at Ryder Cup

Sep. 24, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

Sheboygan, Wis. (AP) — Shane Lowry tried to navigate his way down one of the hundreds of steep, slick hills that make Whistling Straits a menace for golfers with or without a club in their hands. He slid down the embankment and skittered hard onto his backside. Nobody...

Capsules from 1st day of the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits

Sep. 24, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — A capsule look at Friday's matches in the Ryder Cup: FOURSOMES Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia, Europe, def. Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth, 3 and 1. The Americans took an early lead when Thomas made a 6-foot...

Column: How to win a Ryder Cup? Have the best players

Sep. 24, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

SHEYBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Ever since the Europeans started winning Ryder Cups in bunches, various brain trusts from the American side have tried to figure out ways to turn the tables. They’ve made pods, studied pairings like they were complicated algorithms, and added...

The Latest: U.S. takes 6-2 lead after Day 1 at Ryder Cup

Sep. 24, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup (all times CDT): 6:40 p.m. The United States took a 6-2 lead for its largest opening-day advantage at the Ryder Cup since 1975. Teaming with Patrick Cantlay, Justin Thomas led...

Underdog Euros have Yanks where they want 'em

Sep. 24, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — They’re on the road, without their fans, facing an opponent with almost as much firepower and only slightly less favored than Mike Tyson in his prime. Europe’s perennial Ryder Cup underdogs have the Americans exactly where they want them. ...

Europe: Team without a country but many wins at Ryder Cup

Sep. 24, 2021 02:55 AM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — A few things have changed since the last time Europe and the United States gathered for the Ryder Cup. For one, Europe. In the post-Brexit world, seven of Europe’s 12 players aren’t technically from countries in the...

Topsy-turvy '21 gives Rahm perspective at Ryder Cup

Sep. 23, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — In many ways, Jon Rahm's biggest steps forward in 2021, to say nothing of his setbacks, came off the golf course. That adds a sense of perspective to anything that happens on it — even in the Ryder Cup, where the once-tempestuous Spaniard now...

The Latest: Thomas-Spieth to open against new Spanish Armada

Sep. 23, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup, the golf showdown between the United States and Europe (all times CDT): ___ 5:20 p.m. The Ryder Cup will kick off Friday morning with Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas taking on...

Stricker happy that a postponement helped get Spieth on team

Sep. 22, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — No one benefited from the Ryder Cup being postponed one year by the pandemic as much as Jordan Spieth. Odds are he wouldn't have been at Whistling Straits. Spieth, who won three majors before he turned 24, was mired in a slump for the better part...